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Gold cap… then a Yak

I’ve been dabbling in gold-making using my crafting and the auction house since sometime during Wrath.  I spent most of Wrath just doing glyphs, because that was practically printing money.  Then in Cata I moved also in jewelcrafting and a little bit of enchanting.  I wasn’t too serious – I didn’t hover over the auction house cancel-reposting.  It was enough to earn a couple thousand gold a day.

When I hit 350k, I realized that I could eventually earn a million gold this way.  I just had to keep doing what I was doing and resist the urge to spend a lot.  And that’s what I did, for over a year now.

This week, I finally reached my goal of a million gold.

Gold Cap


So what do I do with all that gold?  Interestingly, I felt like I *had* to spend some.  When I first collected my gold from my mailbox and exceeded a million, I ended with 1,001,500 or so.  My first thought was, “I can’t spend more than 1,500g or I’ll drop back below a million.”  That’s crazy!  That means that even though I was a millionaire, I couldn’t buy anything that cost over 1,500g?  It’s like I was broke again!

So I decided to break the hold that this magic number had.  I went out and bought myself the Grand Expedition Yak for a cool 108,000g.  It was a huge expense and for no real purpose, but it broke me out of the “save your gold! save! save!” mindset I was stuck in.

Its now been three days since I hit that milestone and I have not crafted a glyph since.  I’m sure I’ll get back to it, but I feel no real compulsion to push it.  I feel much more relaxed.  I am spending more time now doing other things in game rather than posting auctions.

ahhhhh, nice.


To Brawl or Not To Brawl?

Patch 5.1 came out today, and brought with it the Brawler’s Guild.  Shortly after, Blizzard announced that the invitations would hit the Black Market Auction House sometime within 24 hours.

Now, I certainly have the gold to get an invitation.  The question is – is it worth it?  I play the AH as a minigame, and I have a personal gold -making goal in sight.  Do I really want to set myself back on the track to that goal in order to get a Brawler’s Guild invitation?

I think that the one motivation making me consider it is that I’d like to be able to give some invitations to my guildmates.  I know that there are some who would like to do the Brawler’s Guild activities but don’t have the funds to compete for an invite.

I have less than 24 hours to make a decision.


In other news, I won’t be able to post about rogue raid strategies here for a bit.  Due to a healer shortage in my guild, my initial foray into MoP raiding will be on my resto druid.  Once I get a chance to raid on my rogue, I’ll post about the experience.


Professions covered? Check.

I got my sixth toon to the level cap this weekend.  I really had no desire to level through Outland, Northrend, and Cataclysm zones again.  I did it because I needed one more toon to complete my set of tradeskills.

Now I have these toons:

  • 85 rogue (main) – skinning, leatherworking
  • 85 priest – herbalism, tailoring
  • 85 paladin – mining, engineering
  • 85 rogue – jewelcrafting, alchemy
  • 85 mage – inscription, enchanting
  • 85 druid – mining, blacksmithing

Blacksmithing is the last one I was missing.  At the moment, I might be able to scratch out some profit on belt buckles, but I don’t expect much in the tail end of Cataclysm.  Since the main focus of my playtime is now goldmaking, this puts me in a position to take advantage of whatever markets open up when Pandaria comes out.

As a side note, I leveled my druid almost entirely as a healer with short queues in LFG.  I found druid healing to be more fun than priest healing.  Most of my alts are just bank/crafting toons that never leave Stormwind.  However, I do think I’ll actually play the resto druid and get it geared.


Mission Accomplished

I got into the gold-making groove a bit late.  It was only at the end of Wrath/start of Cata that I began trying to really ramp up my income.  As such, my goals were modest.  I was excited when I first broke 50,000 gold back at the end of Wrath, almost entirely through inscription.

When Cata dropped back in late 2010 I started pushing my jewelcrafting.  For the past year I’ve been focusing on making blue quality gems and mass-producing glyphs.  Its only in the past few months that I expanded to include some Darkmoon cards and the “saronite shuffle”.  Well, this weekend I finally reached my goal…

I know that for a lot of hardcore gold makers, the ultimate goal is a cool million.  However, with the gold flow tailing off lately that’s never really been an option for me.  Still 500k gold puts me safely in the 1% of WoW players.

Suddenly I have a lot of free time on my hands.  I’m going to take a few weeks off from the glyph posting grind, which is by far the most time-consuming (and most lucrative) part of my gold making.  Also, I think I’ll actually spend some gold now.  My alts still need epic flying, and I never did buy the Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth.

In about a month I’ll start thinking about stockpiling for the next expansion.  For now, its time for a nice vacation.


Dinaer - 100 Assassination Rogue (US - Sen'Jin)
Derence - 92 Prot/Ret Paladin (US - Sen'Jin)
Metius - 91 Shadow Priest (US - Sen'Jin)
Liebnitz - 100 Arcane Mage (US - Sen'Jin)
Fastad - 90 Subtlety Rogue (US - Sen'Jin)
Darishin - 100 Resto/Balance Druid (US - Sen'Jin)
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